Learn How to Combine Colors

In decoration, the first step is to choose the colors of a space well. So first we choose a color that will be the basis of our decor, and based on it, with the help of the wheel of color (or chromatic circle) we will know with what colors associate it and give it personality.

Let’s learn to use the color wheel and, above all, to see the most appropriate way to combine colors on walls, furniture and accessories to create spaces filled with personality and elegance.

Use Of The Color Wheel

The color wheel is primarily a tool that professionals such as painters and interior decorators use to observe the interaction of different colors.

The wheel first are the three primary colors: red, blue and yellow. They are called primary since they can not be obtained using any other color. We also found the three secondary colors, which are purple, green and orange colors that are obtained by mixing two primary colors.

The color wheel also features six tertiary colors, also known as intermediaries. These are the result of the mixture of primary colors with secondary colors. These colors are important in decoration, allowing you to create many harmonies.

Choose A Single Color

Monochrome décor uses a single color can be divided into different shades. For example a color as blue could be used in a same room in different shades, ranging from the blue more dark until the clearest.

Very classic, monochromatic decoration is more elegant. Ideally, use a tone very clear for the walls, and darker details on accessories. The main problem with this decoration is that we get tired of seeing always the same color.

Combine Color With Close Tones

The idea of this decoration is to use two or three colors near the wheel of colors, like purple, blue and green. Its proximity means a certain harmony.

In practice it usually selects a dominant tone. For example the blue may be the chosen colour for the walls, while the violet or green will be used in tables, curtains, stickers, etc.

Combine Color With Tones That Contrast

If you want to create a more dynamic space, you will have to choose contrasting colors. That is the same, use complementary colors. It is choose two colors opposite on the color wheel. For example, the yellow and blue or red and green. These partnerships create a touch full of character.

Combine these with neutral tones such as wood furniture or dark metal can be a good choice. Equally it would be advisable to place a color close to these strokes to subtract force.

Compare With Neutral Tones

The contrast is also possible with neutral as beige, white or grey colours. These tones are essential for decoration as combined with all the nuances. These soften too strong mixtures and bring elegance.

Then we will see some examples of successful combinations:

Grey, white, and purple of the wall stickers are a good mix for a bedroom or a living room.

Black, red and grey can be integrated in a modern kitchen.

Blue, gray and green are useful for offices or bedrooms of teens.

White, yellow and orange bring warmth to a room.

Colors According To The Space

Finally, recommend you take into account the space you are going to decorate when choosing colors.The cool colors like blue, purple or green with good for spaces dedicated to relaxation, while living as a red, orange or yellow colors give a sensation of warmth ideal for spaces in which we share moments like the living room or the kitchen.